Home Activities
  • Youth Activity 2003
  • Youth Activity 2003
  • Youth Activity 2003

Follow us!


The CTA/UNITAR/FAO online tutored course entitled: "Innovative Collaboration for Development" on the use of Web. 2.0 tools for development will take place from 4 March to 3 May 2013  (in English and French).

A course to empower development professionals to use social media tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their work.

CTA Youth strategy workshop About 25 young professionals, youth champions from ACP countries and partners from international organizations working on Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development were brought together by the CTA from 14th to 16th November 2012 in Wageningen, The Netherlands, to participate in its Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop.

The first part of the workshop consisted of different panels, whereby the objective was to learn from the partners.  To open the day, CTA presented key elements of its 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.

From 14 - 16 November 2012, CTA welcomes some 25 youth champions and experts from around the ACP region to a Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop held in the Netherlands.

Youth has been an important area of focus for CTA. Aware of the key role young people should play, CTA has undertaken many activities over the years to ensure that youth are more involved in agriculture. In its 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, CTA reaffirmed its commitment to young people once more by ensuring that they are fully included in programmes, partnership agreements, agriculture value chain, rural development and policy decisions.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), an international organization based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, has an opening for an intern for a period of 6 months, renewable only once. The intern will work as a member of the CTA “Policies, Markets and ICTs” Team.

CTA’s mandate puts emphasis on facilitating access, exchange and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development. The “Policies, Markets and ICTs” (PMI) Programme and its ICT for ARD sub-Programme play a critical role in the realization of the above.

The intern will assist in supporting the ARDYIS (Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society) project and in other ICT for rural development activities for ACP countries.


This joint statement on the occasion of International Youth Day, 12 August, comes from a group of youth networks involved in rural and agricultural development with the support of the following organizations FAO, IFAD, WFP, CTA.

ARDYIS Activities at IAALD Africa 2012 - From 20th May, 9:00 (South Africa time)

Click Here to follow the event


ARDYIS consultative meeting ended yesterday. To follow the IAALD Africa 2012 from today 21 May, Click here


Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:54

ARDYIS activities at IAALD Africa 2012

Written by Ken

On the occasion of the 2012 Conference of the African Chapter of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) the ARDYIS project implemented by CTA will organize a series of activities, including the prize giving ceremony of the YoBloCo Awards and a workshop:

In the framework of the prize giving ceremony of the CTA - NEPAD youth Essay competition on ICT and entrepreneurship in agriculture, which took place in Addis Ababa on 28 March 2012, ARDYIS Project produced a brochure to present the winners and their essays.

You can download the brochure here (in PDF version).

For more information about the contest, please click here.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) has just announced the winners of the first edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards).

Winners in the institutional category will receive each 3,000 Euros, while individual winners will receive up to 1,500 Euros. In addition, winners and runners-up selected (14 individuals and organizations) will attend an international conference, their blogs will be promoted and they will have the opportunity to be involved in other activities.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) is pleased to announce the winners of the first edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards), organized in the framework of the ARDYIS Project in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE and SPC/PAFPNET.


Page 3 of 4


ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa (Report)